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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032218/the-hypoglossal-nerve-anatomical-study-of-its-entire-course
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Giorgio Iaconetta, Domenico Solari, Alessandro Villa, Clotilde Castaldo, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Gianluigi Califano, Stefania Montagnani, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECT: Only a few anatomic studies concerning the entire course of the hypoglossal nerve (cranial nerve XII) have been reported. The purpose of the present study is to analyze all the relationships of the XII nerve with the surrounding structures from the brainstem to the tongue through a microscopic perspective. A comprehensive anatomically and clinically oriented classification of its different segments is proposed. METHODS: Ten formalin-fixed adult human cadaveric heads (20 sides) were dissected with the aim to explore the entire course of the XII cranial nerve via the lateral suboccipital, the far lateral partial or total transcondilar routes...
October 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029275/surgical-management-of-intrinsic-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve
#2
Sampath Chandra Prasad, Melissa Laus, Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Enrico Piccirillo, Alessandra Russo, Abdelkader Taibah, Mario Sanna
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic tumors of the facial nerve are a rare entity. Dealing with this subset of tumors is challenging both in terms of decision making and surgical intervention. OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes of surgical management of facial nerve tumors and cable nerve graft interpositioning. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed at a referral center for skull base pathology. One hundred fifteen patients who were surgically treated for facial nerve tumors were included...
September 29, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029228/development-of-a-whole-task-simulator-for-carotid-endarterectomy
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Gabrielle Santangelo, Doran Mix, Ahmed Ghazi, Michael Stoner, G Edward Vates, Jonathan J Stone
BACKGROUND: Surgical education relies on operative exposure with live patients. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) demands an experienced surgeon with a very low complication rate. The high-risk nature of this procedure and the decline in number of CEAs performed annually has created a gap in residency training. OBJECTIVE: To develop a high-fidelity whole-task simulation for CEA that demonstrates content, construct, and face validity. METHODS: Anatomically accurate models of the human neck were created using multilayered poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogels...
September 27, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021668/influence-of-prevertebral-soft-tissue-swelling-on-dysphagia-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-using-a-rectangular-titanium-stand-alone-cage
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Toru Yamagata, Kentaro Naito, Masaki Yoshimura, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
BACKGROUND: Postoperative oropharyngeal complications such as dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery are some of the least discussed surgery-related complications. The purpose of this retrospective study is to investigate the incidence and possible risk factors for 30-day postoperative dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 152 consecutive patients who underwent 1- or 2-level ACDF using a rectangular titanium stand-alone cage in our institutes...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018786/hypoglossal-nerve-stimulation-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-a-primer-for-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons
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REVIEW
Sung Ok Hong, Yu-Feng Chen, Junho Jung, Yong-Dae Kwon, Stanley Yung Chuan Liu
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to be 1-5% of the adult population world-wide, and in Korea, it is reported at 4.5% of men and 3.2% of women (Age 40 to 69 years old). Active treatment of OSA is associated with decrease in insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, psychosocial problems, and mortality. Surgical treatment of OSA has evolved in the era of neuromodulation with the advent of hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS). We share this review of HGNS with our maxillofacial surgical colleagues to expand the scope of surgical care for OSA...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994832/carotid-endarterectomy-for-treatment-of-carotid-in-stent-restenosis-long-term-follow-up-results-and-surgery-experiences-from-one-single-centre
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Le-Bao Yu, Wei Yan, Qian Zhang, Ji-Zong Zhao, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Jun-Shi Shao, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have reported the surgical treatment of carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR), more data and longer follow-up are needed. We describe the surgical treatment of ISR by standard carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with stent removal, including long-term follow-up in 10 patients from our centre. METHODS: Ten patients from our centre who underwent CEA with stent removal for ISR were retrospectively analysed, including nine symptomatic and one asymptomatic ISR of at least 70% with mean age 67...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988846/facial-nerve-neuroma-in-the-geniculate-ganglion-extending-into-the-internal-auditory-canal-a-case-report
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Mohamed Aboshanif, Eigo Omi, Shinsuke Suzuki, Teruyuki Sato, Koh Koizumi, Kazuo Ishikawa, Masataka Takahashi
Facial nerve schwannoma is a very rare benign tumor representing less than 1% of intrapetrous lesions. Our patient is a forty-one year old female who has suffered from recurrent right facial palsy for the last six years. She was first misdiagnosed as having Bell's palsy and received corticosteroids which resulted in little improvement. She then had facial nerve decompression surgery which resulted in a partial improvement. Since then, she has suffered from recurrent attacks of facial palsy. Two years ago, she came to our hospital seeking further treatment options...
October 5, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983379/hypoglossal-nerve-mononeuropathy-as-the-first-presenting-symptom-of-progressing-multiple-myeloma
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Neil B Newman, Vidya Puthenpura, Stephanie Mischell, Gabriela Ferreira
Multiple myeloma (MM) rarely presents with a primary neurological dysfunction, and if it does it is usually due to a plasmacytoma. This is the first case to discuss hypoglossal nerve dysfunction as the first sign of MM progression secondary to severe pathophysiologic bone lysis. A PubMed-based literature search was completed on April 17, 2016 for the terms "multiple myeloma" and "hypoglossal nerve neuropathy". A 73-year-old woman with known MM who received little treatment for several years, presented secondary to dysarthria and at first was thought to have hyperviscosity syndrome...
February 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983236/development-of-a-clinical-pathway-and-technical-aspects-of-upper-airway-stimulation-therapy-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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REVIEW
Olivier M Vanderveken, Jolien Beyers, Sara Op de Beeck, Marijke Dieltjens, Marc Willemen, Johan A Verbraecken, Wilfried A De Backer, Paul H Van de Heyning
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease with high morbidity and related mortality. Narrowing and collapse of the pharyngeal airway during sleep characterize the disease, resulting in a decrease (hypopnea) or a complete cessation (apnea) of oronasal airflow. Upper airway stimulation (UAS), using electrical neurostimulation of the hypoglossal nerve (n. XII) synchronized with ventilation, is a novel, evolving treatment option. UAS was found to be an effective treatment in CPAP-intolerant patients. The treatment success is partly due to the strict selection of the patients, based on previous findings...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960569/surgical-anatomy-of-the-hypoglossal-nerve-a-new-classification-system-for-selective-upper-airway-stimulation
#10
Clemens Heiser, Andreas Knopf, Benedikt Hofauer
BACKGROUND: Selective upper airway stimulation (UAS) has shown effectiveness in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The terminating branches of the hypoglossal nerve show a wide complexity, requiring careful discernment of a functional breakpoint between branches for inclusion and exclusion from the stimulation cuff electrode. The purpose of this study was to describe and categorize the topographic phenotypes of these branches. METHODS: Thirty patients who received an implant with selective UAS from July 2015 to June 2016 were included...
September 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923761/surgical-treatment-of-osa-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Tyler R Halle, Melissa S Oh, Nancy A Collop, Arshed A Quyyumi, Donald L Bliwise, Raj C Dedhia
BACKGROUND: OSA is an increasingly prevalent clinical problem with significant effects on quality of life and cardiovascular risk. Surgical therapy represents an important treatment for those unable to use positive airway pressure. This systematic review examines the available cardiovascular risk reduction data for the surgical treatment of OSA. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed. Articles were included if they met the following criteria: (1) the sample population consisted of adults (age ≥ 18 years); (2) OSA was diagnosed according to a sleep study; (3) surgical intervention was performed for OSA; and (4) one or more physical or biochemical cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular variables was measured preoperatively and at ≥ 14 days' postoperatively...
September 18, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
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REVIEW
Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899572/hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-in-the-course-of-dissection-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-case-reports
#13
Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813199/hypoglossal-canal-lesions-distinctive-imaging-features-and-simple-diagnostic-algorithm
#14
Steven M Weindling, Christopher P Wood, Joseph M Hoxworth
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the prevalence of hypoglossal canal lesions and identify differentiating imaging features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 15-year retrospective review of lesions of the hypoglossal nerve and hypoglossal canal, excluding those in patients with metastasis or prior head and neck cancer and those treated with radiation or surgery, was performed. Clinical findings and lesion imaging features were documented. The contrast-enhanced T1-weighted non-enhancing cystic component of hypoglossal schwannomas was compared with size-matched pathologically proven vestibular schwannomas...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811811/transient-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-after-transoral-intubation-for-general-anesthesia
#15
Young Jin Choi, Jin Hee Lee, Young Duck Shin
Hypoglossal nerve palsy induces palsy in the ipsilateral lingual muscles, resulting in tongue deviation and articulation disorder. It is a rare condition that may stem from a variety of causes. Therefore, it is important to consider the possible causes of hypoglossal nerve palsy related to surgery or anesthesia, including intubation, the surgical positions, and mask ventilation during recovery.
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781804/schwannoma-of-the-hypoglossal-nerve-review-of-the-literature-based-on-an-illustrative-case
#16
Rosario Fornaro, Alexander Salerno, David Constantin Filip, Elisa Caratto, Michela Caratto, Marco Casaccia
Schwannomas are benign tumours that originate from the myelin sheath of peripheral nerves. They are characterised by a slow growth tendency. Benign schwannomas represent 35% of the head and neck district tumours. Hypoglossal schwannomas account for 5% of non-vestibular schwannomas, and malignant schwannomas occur very rarely. In the present case report, the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with paraesthesias in the left parotid and submandibular region, associated with sensation of foreign bodies and dysphagia for solids, is described...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777178/sleep-disordered-breathing
#17
Nancy R Foldvary-Schaefer, Tina E Waters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a broad spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, as well as sleep-related hypoventilation and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria have been updated in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for Scoring Sleep and Associated Events. Neurologic providers should have basic knowledge and skills to identify at-risk patients, as these disorders are associated with substantial morbidity, the treatment of which is largely reversible...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771734/modified-surgical-approach-to-hypoglossal-nerve-stimulator-implantation-in-the-pediatric-population
#18
Sarah N Bowe, Gillian R Diercks, Christopher J Hartnick
Upper airway stimulation with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator is a promising treatment modality for severe obstructive sleep apnea in carefully selected patients with Down syndrome. The pediatric population presents a greater variety in body habitus, including thorax size. A modified surgical approach, utilizing a medially placed, single chest incision, instead of two separate chest incisions, provides an alternative that is particularly useful for pediatric patients with small stature. As this technology is evaluated for Food and Drug Administration clearance in the pediatric population, it is important to consider modifications in surgical technique, partnering prior surgical experience with the technical support of company representatives...
August 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767193/decreased-hippocampal-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-impaired-cognitive-function-by-hypoglossal-nerve-transection-in-rats
#19
Doyun Kim, Sena Chung, Seung-Hyun Lee, Se-Young Choi, Soung-Min Kim, JaeHyung Koo, Jong-Ho Lee, Jeong Won Jahng
The hypoglossal nerve controls tongue movements, and damages of it result in difficulty in mastication and food intake. Mastication has been reported to maintain hippocampus-dependent cognitive function. This study was conducted to examine the effect of tongue motor loss on the hippocampus-dependent cognitive function and its underlying mechanism. Male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to the initial training of Morris water maze task before or after the bilateral transection of hypoglossal nerves (Hx). When the initial training was given before the surgery, the target quadrant dwelling time during the probe test performed at a week after the surgery was significantly reduced in Hx rats relative to sham-operated controls...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765061/unilateral-tongue-myokymia-a-rare-topodiagnostic-sign-of-different-clinical-conditions
#20
Daniela Leupold, Lenka Schilg, Ansgar Felbecker, Olaf Chan-Hi Kim, Barbara Tettenborn, Thomas Hundsberger
Myokymia of the tongue is a very rare clinical condition and is much less common than facial or focal myokymia of the limbs. Radiation-induced delayed nerve damage is a well-known cause of myokymia, but other etiologies i.e. tumor recurrence should be considered as a differential diagnosis. We describe a case series of neurophysiologically proven unilateral tongue myokymia, which arose in two patients after radiotherapy of the neck/head and in one patient due to a space occupying meningioma of the cerebrospinal passage affecting the hypoglossal nerve...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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